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Disneyland Resort Current Event

Avatar land coming to Disneyland resort, Disney CEO confirms
The World of Pandora has been dangled as a tantalizing possibility during the $1.9 billion DisneylandForward proposal approved by the Anaheim City Council in early May
PUBLISHED: May 15, 2024

“The DisneylandForward plan that has been full of promises but vague on specifics throughout the three-year approval process is finally starting to come into focus with a themed land based on the World of Pandora set to become the first project to break ground.

“Disney CEO Bob Iger confirmed during the MoffettNathanson Media and Communications Summit on Wednesday, May 15 that an Avatar themed land is coming to the Disneyland Resort.”

Orange County Register

‘Fantasmic’ viewers guide for return of Disneyland nighttime spectacular
Expect massive crowds throughout Memorial Day Weekend as fans rush back to catch the updated show.
PUBLISHED: May 23, 2024

“Our viewers guide has everything you need to know to catch the return of the fan-favorite nighttime show that has been entertaining crowds since 1992.”

“As with everything at Disneyland now, you can pay your way to get to the front of the line — or in this case, to the best seat in the house.

“Dining packages offer a three- or four-course meal along with a reserved prime viewing spot for the show — if you can find a reservation. Tables have been disappearing fast at Blue Bayou, River Belle Terrace and Rancho del Zocalo that offer ‘Fantasmic’ dining packages for $25 to $99 per person.”

Orange County Register

Everything You Need to Know About Fantasmic’s Return to Disneyland
By Samantha Davis-Friedman -May 22, 2024


Maleficent Rises In Reimagined Battle Scene When Fantasmic! Returns To Disneyland This Weekend
by Tony Betti | May 22, 2024

Laughing Place

Disneyland’s Club 33 to get its own Hollywood movie
The film's backstory centers on an aspiring young detective who investigates a murder at the secret, private and mysterious dining club.
PUBLISHED: May 22, 2024

“The secret, private and mysterious Club 33 at Disneyland is getting the theme park-to-silver screen treatment with a murder-mystery tale set in the magical dining club and a host of suspects that reads like a who’s who of history’s greatest figures.

“‘Goosebumps’ and ‘Shazam’ screenwriter Darren Lemke has been tapped to write the script for a ‘Club 33’ film set in a fantastical world of the members-only New Orleans Square restaurant, according to the Hollywood Reporter.”

Orange County Register

UPDATED! Say ‘Hey Howdy Hey’ to Disneyland’s Pixar Place Hotel
By MiceChat Staff -May 17, 2024

“UPDATED: The Small Bytes Pool Bar has opened (info and menu below), and the Creators Club concierge lounge for club level guests opens May 24, 2024.

“The Creators Club celebrates the collaboration between Walt Disney Imagineering and Pixar Animation Studios and features concept art, maquettes, plus a snake ride vehicle from Jessie’s Critter Carousel and firefly light fixture from Bug’s Land.

“The lounge will offer continental breakfast, wine and cheese receptions, beer, sparkling wine, hot bites and desserts in the evening.”


Downtown Disney goes upscale with 3 new ‘elevated’ restaurants
Mexican restaurant concepts from a Michelin-starred chef will be joined by a Din Tai Fung dumpling house and a new steakhouse.
PUBLISHED: May 17, 2024 

“Downtown Disney is stepping up its culinary game from burgers, pizza, coffee and pretzels with a new level of fine dining offering steaks, hand-made dumplings and gourmet Mexican food from a Michelin-starred chef.

“The outdoor shopping mall next to Disneyland has already brought in a trio of Mexican restaurant concepts from celebrity chef Carlos Gaytan with plans for a Din Tai Fung dumpling house later this year and a new steakhouse in the near future.”

Orange County Register

Downtown Disney store closes after a decade to make room for new shop
A new retailer may soon be selling trendy backpacks sporting Disney designs or delectable bath soaps shaped like donuts and cupcakes.
PUBLISHED: May 20, 2024

“A Downtown Disney destination for sandals and flip-flops for more than a decade has shut its doors to make room for a new shop that may soon be selling trendy backpacks sporting Disney designs or delectable bath soaps shaped like donuts and cupcakes.

“The California Sole shoe and sandal store closed in early May at the Downtown Disney outdoor shopping mall next to Disneyland.”

Orange County Register

Disneyland character performers vote to unionize
Disneyland’s 1,700 character and parade performers — calling themselves Magic United — will be unionized under the Actors’ Equity Association.
UPDATED: May 19, 2024

“The National Labor Relations Board announced the results of the vote on Saturday, May 18 following a four-day union election at Disneyland by character and parade performers.

“Disneyland’s 1,700 character and parade performers — calling themselves Magic United — will be unionized under the Actors’ Equity Association.”

Orange County Register

Disneyland Resort Entertainment Cast Members Vote to Unionize with Actors’ Equity Association
by Luke Manning | May 19, 2024
Disneyland entertainment cast members voted yesterday to officially unionize with Actors' Equity Association.

Laughing Place

Pin Trading Nights Return to the Disneyland Resort for the First Time Since 2020
by Luke Manning | May 23, 2024

“During this ticketed event, show your enthusiasm for pin trading along with other avid and novice traders and share stories about your collections.

“In addition to trading pins, attendees will receive one edible treat, be able to preview some upcoming releases and can pre-purchase select themed pins from the Stitch 626 Experiment Collection.

“The event will be held on June 4th, 2024 from 6:00-10:00 p.m. at the Magic Kingdom Ballroom in the Disneyland Hotel.”

Laughing Place

Disneyland Update: Tiana’s Timeline, Expansion Approved + Pixar, Fantasmic & More!
By PhotoMatt -May 13, 2024

DISNEYLAND UPDATE – Double the Powder and Shorten the Fuse!
By Suzanne Lee -May 20, 2024


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